Recovery Runs and Turkeys

This week I have taken a few days away from running.  I’ve been busy with work but also wanted my body to recover from a few months of hard training.

My four runs of the week were just easy runs.  There was no speed and they were all untimed.  I can say it honestly felt really nice to relax.   (I love running easy with no worry about speed). The only exception was a little bit of speed on Wednesday due to being chased by Wild turkeys.

Did you know you can draw hand turkeys on the computer?
Did you know you can draw hand turkeys on the computer?

I had two rest days and one cross training day last week.  During my cross training I did some easy AMT.  I had wanted to run but it was thunderstorming and I was not in the mood (at all) to run on the treadmill.

But anyways back to running, Although I live in NJ there are real turkeys that occupy land near me.   When I pictured living in NJ, I pictured living in NYC but one state down.  I pictured living in a heavily populated area.

Not this:


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The Cranberry Bogs
The Cranberry Bogs.  A good portion of the nations cranberries are actually grown and harvested at the Ocean Spray Cranberry bogs near my house…NJ really is the Garden State.

And not being chased by these:

wildturkeys

Anyways I don’t have a lot to say about this week.  I don’t have any races to report about, any speed work to go into more depth with or really of any remote interest besides getting attacked by a turkey.  I had a lot of easy runs which felt good.  After setting my half marathon PR by 90 seconds, recovery was most important to me this week.

As I said earlier in the week, I’ve been running a lot lower mileage this year.  I am PRing so it’s working for me.

Next weeks plans:

I will be in Seattle from Wednesday until next Monday.  My dad and brother found a race to do.  It has the option of a 5k, 10k, 15k and half marathon.  I’ll let you guess which one I chose.  Winner will get extra LOLZ.   I’m hoping to get another high mileage week and a race day.

Questions for you:

Do you like birds?

How do you stay active on vacation?